So the cosmos have guided you home – back home to the grind for gear! If you’re looking AST BiS for 3.3 you’ve found well! Here, you can find three options for the AST BiS…
Note: It goes without saying that -Diurnal will be almost identical to WHM BiS, Nocturnal will be almost identical to SCH BiS. So if you follow that “Classic mindset” you can check those out. However, in this page I will be talking about the DET focused set.
3.3 Notes: Aside from filler gear, the only thing that affects BiS is Relic – Sphere of the Last Heir. While melding may depend on your main stance, PIE is always a good idea, followed by DET if you adhere to this pages’ ideology.
|AST||Item||Meld 1||Meld 2||Pie||Det||Crit||SS||N|
|Weapon||Prototype Midal Metal Astrometer||PIE V||PIE V||112||118|
|Helm||Midan Horn of Healing||PIE V||PIE V||72||66||-|
|Body||Augmented Hailstorm Coat of Healing||DET V||DET V||117||99||-||-|
|Hand||Augmented Hailstorm Gloves of Healing||DET V||DET V||51||24||69||-||ANY|
|Belt||Midan Belt of Healing||DET V||-||54||46||-||-|
|Legs||Midan Trousers of Healing||PIE V||PIE V||104||-||112||-|
|Boots||Midan Boots of Healing||DET V||CRIT V||72||58||12||-|
|Neck||Augmented Primal Choker of Healing||PIE V||-||49||49||-||-|
|Earring||Augmented Primal Earrings of Healing||DET V||-||54||46||-||-|
|Wrist||Augmented Primal Bracelet of Healing||DET V||-||54||12||-||36||ANY|
|Ring||Midan Ring of Healing||DET V||-||54||46||-||-|
|Ring||Augmented Primal Ring of Healing||DET V||-||-||12||36||51|
|Stats||Totals from items ->||819||587||229||87|
|Totals w base, melds, gear ->||1080||805||583||441|
- Diurnal: Augmented Hailstorm Astrometer
- Nocturnal: Prototype Midan Metal Astrometer
Click on the tabs below – “Determination?” and “Gear Discussion”
This page isn’t just about being cute and different. The set offers power and consistency beyond the usual AST setups.
I don’t like crit stacked Nocturnal AST. Let’s get that out of the way. Hoping for a crit shield is never ever a habit you should form, or better yet, never a situation you find yourself in often (It’s likely a tank or healer error if that’s the case). I’m not too sold on SS stacked Diurnal, either. The base stance bonus is much larger than you’d think.
Piety is still the most important stat for either sect, though, and this set reflects that. Without Assize or Energy Drain, AST’s only have ONE MAIN REPLENISHER OF MANA – Lumineferous Aether (+Celestial Opposition Extension, which should always be used). More Piety means less reliance on Ewer, and in effect more cards meant for raid efficiency – given how Royal Road on Ewer is the amazing AoE effect.
Why Determination? DET DIRECTLY COUNTERS AST’s downside which is “slightly weaker heals”. Yes, I understand crit does this too – but not as consistently as DET does. The problem with AST is the RNG reliant gameplay, and I DO NOT want to compound that with crit! So this set takes care of both the “weak” and “random” weakpoints of AST.
There’s some discussion here, but the core remains… after all, the set is full of linear power – boasting 800+ DET and 1000+ Piety. Damn.
Melding Strategy can be changed if you’re the “DPS-er” in your healing duo. A lot of healers may tell you that CRIT is the most important stat for DPSing – this is false. Accuracy and Piety are the most stable DPS stats Since our set is packed in Piety – you can Meld accuracy to your hearts content!
Flex slots? There’s only a small bit of wiggle room in gear choices:
Augmented Hailstorm Bottoms of Healing: Is a legit swap for more DET, but sadly comes with SS which has indeterminate usefulness… depends on which stance you main and your co-healer class/dynamic. You do lose a hefty chunk of Piety, though.
Bracelet -another mindless swap. SS or Crit. Retains Piety. No loss in DET.
Gloves – Same story, the list above use one of each variant.
The tome spending strat below is to obtain BiS fastest:
- Weapon: good “filler” until you down A8S. Meld PIE I guess.
- Be mindful you need to time it with Hypercharged Tomestone
- Body: Obvious second buy as any comparable Ilvl is from A8S
- Hand: is “Equal to Midan”, but I guess just pick this up to save pages.
- Ring > Earrings > Neck > Bracelet (is Equal to Midan)
ANYTHING ELSE IS OPTIONAL: Legs > Helm > Boots completing left (if you’re investing in fillers, left comes first).
USING UP PAGES AND MIDAS NORMAL PARTS
Click on the expandables below to see how you should spend pages, and which Midas Normal parts to get first –
Click the above!!!
AST Crafted Gear Viability
So we can quickly update all BiS pages, I wont discuss every detail just yet. But of course, the above will fulfill 90% of your needs. I usually update this later on…
Let the stars guide your looting and robot dismantling – and GL gearing up your AST for BiS in 3.3!